Nona P. Diley, 87, of 20881 Route 198, Saegertown, formerly of 23170 Gravel Run Road, Saegertown, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.
Nona was born in Erie on July 15, 1926, a daughter of the late Glenn and Tillie Boyce Bowersox. On April 27, 1946, Nona married Joseph W. Diley; he preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1998.
She had been an active member of Gravel Run Presbyterian Church where she sang in the church choir, served as an elder, served as the church treasurer for more than 25 years, was a representative to the General Assembly and sat on the board of the Presbyterian Home of Northwest Pennsylvania for more than 20 years. She had also served as a soloist for numerous weddings and funerals.
Nona enjoyed being a homemaker. She was a 1944 graduate of Saegertown High School and had attended Behrend College where she took classes in restoring antiques. Her other interests included oil painting and flower gardening.
Nona is survived by three sons, Glenn R. Diley and his wife, Mary, of Woodcock, James J. Diley and his wife, Sharron, of Saegertown, and Donald T. Diley and his wife, Nancy, of Woodcock; six grandchildren, Tracy, Jasen, Shawn, Joseph, Katie and Daniel; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Dorcy G. Bowersox of Guys Mills, Harry G. Bowersox of Saegertown and Larry G. Bowersox of Meadville; a stepbrother, Daniel Patchell of Cambridge Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Joseph, of 53 years, Nona was preceded in death by an infant son, Russell; two brothers, William Bowersox and Thomas Bowersox; and a stepbrother, Richard Bowersox.
Family and friends are invited to call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 330 Broad St., Saegertown.
Funeral services will be on Friday at 11 a.m. at Gravel Run Presbyterian Church, 17668 Price Road, Saegertown, with the Rev. Donald H. Gordon, pastor, officiating.
Interment will take place in Venango Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gravel Run Presbyterian Church, 17668 Price Road, Saegertown, Pa. 16433.
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